Various people at different stages of life and age. Grafik: Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

Family Matters

Das Projekt Familiensachen geht unterschiedlichen Aspekten der Familie als sozialer Einheit in sieben afrikanischen Ländern nach. 29 Familien erzählen in Interviews ihre Geschichten, in Video, Audio, Photo und Text: Von Religion und Geldangelegenheiten bis zu Ehe und Reisen. 

Jenga GT © Goethe-Institut

Jenga CCI - Global Project

In Kenya, JENGA CCI – Global Project Culture and Creative Industries aims at sustainable development and facilitation of the culture and creative industries through an integrative educational and funding strategy as well as the promotion of advocacy.  

The title is shown against a blue-white-orange background including the following objects: glasses, an eye and a mouth. Illustration: Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

Kulturama brings international culture into your living room: house concerts live from Buenos Aires, puppet theatre from the kitchen or live acts from the Berlin club scene. Organisers enter their events and open them to international audiences. Spectators can find dates and support artists with donations. Together and in solidarity through this time.

Literary Caravan 2019  © Julian Manjahi

Literary Caravan 2019

Literary events have become popular in Kenya. They happen in open spaces, closed spaces, in schools and museums, and take varied dimensions. A clear indication of how the literary space has expanded over time, enveloping all ages. 

Zeitgeister © Goethe-Institut


The Goethe-Institut invites experts and creatives worldwide to exchange ideas on colonial power relations, their consequences and, above all, how to dismantle them: in discourses, interviews, opinion articles and art projects. For a decolonized and non-racial world.

Lernen Sie unsere Gäste kennen © D Sharon Pruitt

Meet our Guests

The Goethe-Institut Kenya is very keen on bringing people together. We like to invite artists, musicians or academics to Nairobi and bring them together with local artists, musicians or academics. This dossier wants to take record of these visits in a unique way. .

Henrike Grohs Art Award

In memory of Henrike Grohs, the Goethe-Institut and the Grohs family conceived a €20.000 prize dedicated to artists living and practicing in Africa.

Photo Stories © Ray Ochieng

Photo Stories

Photographers give unique insights into the Kenyan and German society.

The South, 501 years head down © GEHA Blog

Colonial Continuities

Many African coutries have celebrated their 50th aniversary of independence in recent years. But what about different areas of society? How far did decolonisation go? Where can we still find colonial traces within North-South relationships, within our cities as well as within our thinking?